We’re happy to roll out our newest patch 9.15.1 for you! Known as version 9.15.1, the Update will be released in the Asia Server on 4 August 2016.
We would like to share some important information with you about how this patch works.
Update 9.15.1 brings with it improvements to sounds, game client performance, and vehicle characteristics. Many vehicles have also received HD-quality models. Check out the full patch notes in this page for the complete list, or read on for a condensed version of what you can expect.
Please be informed that there will be server downtime while we make preparations for the release of Update 9.15.1 on 4th August from 03:00 UTC+8 (3rd August, 19:00 UTC). The approximate downtime is 4.5 hours with a shorter downtime expected for the portal services.
During this maintenance, the following will be unavailable due to the update:
Improvements to Sounds
We've added several sounds to allow the sound environment to provide more information to players about what happens in-game.
For example, a sound will now play upon spotting enemy vehicles, and that sound will be played in the direction in which the spotted vehicle is located. A new sound preset is also available for laptop users to enable them to enjoy better sound quality.
Lorraine 40 t Replaced
A Tier IX French medium tank, the Lorraine 40 t, has been replaced by the Bat.-Châtillon 25 t AP (the prototype of the Tier X Bat.-Châtillon 25 t). This creates a continuous line of autoloading French tanks, from the Tier IV AMX 12t to the Tier X Bat.-Châtillon 25 t.
New HD Models
In update 9.15.1, 24 tank models will given improved visual quality. 4 models that were previously given HD quality will be further improved. Some of the vehicles given HD models no longer have the same armour configurations.